Tony Winners Caldwell and Grey Join Actors Fund's "All About Eve" Reading

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31 Oct 2008

Oscar and Tony winner Joel Grey
Oscar and Tony winner Joel Grey
Additional casting has been announced for the upcoming reading of the screenplay of the classic backstage drama "All About Eve."

The reading, which will benefit the Actors Fund of America, will be presented Nov. 10 at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre. Emmy and DGA Award winner John Erman will direct the evening, which will feature the previously announced Annette Bening as Margo Channing, Tony Award winner Brian Bedford as Addison DeWitt, Tony nominee Peter Gallagher as Bill, four-time Tony winner Angela Lansbury as Birdie, Tony winner Cynthia Nixon as Karen and Emmy nominee John Slattery as Lloyd. Show time is 7:30 PM.

Newcomers to the one-night-only event include four-time Tony winner Zoe Caldwell as Chief Prompter and Oscar and Tony winner Joel Grey as Max Fabian. Additional casting to be announced.

The 1950 film "All About Eve" was written and directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, based on the short story "The Wisdom of Eve" by Mary Orr. The motion picture starred Bette Davis as Channing, the prominent yet aging Broadway star, and Anne Baxter as Eve Harrington, a willingly helpful young fan who insinuates herself into Channing's life.

The film was nominated for 14 Academy Awards and won six, including Best Picture.



The Eugene O'Neill Theatre is located in Manhattan at 230 West 49th Street. Tickets for the reading, which begin at $100, are available by calling (212) 221-7300, ext. 133 or online at tickets@actorsfund.org. For more information visit www.actorsfund.org.